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University of Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

The University of Puerto Rico is the leading research university in Puerto Rico and home to most of Puerto Rico's specialized research facilities and equipment. As the hub for graduate education, they are the major contributor to the supply of highly skilled personnel that are increasingly in demand by business, industry and government. They are deeply committed to contribute to the social and economic development, as well as the competitiveness of the Island. Together with their partners in research, including government, business and industry, and community organizations and agencies, they are working to build a brighter future for Puerto Rico.

  • Aury Curbelo,
  • Gladys Ducoudray,
  • Virginia Figueroa,
  • Lizdabel Morales,
  • Madeline Rodriguez,
  • Nestor J. Rodriguez,
  • Nayda Santiago
University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest. It's a place where people come together - to learn, to make lasting connections, to plunge into a sea of ideas, and to begin to scale the challenges of the world ahead. An intellectual atmosphere, an energized academic community, a beautiful campus in a vibrant city, and a depth of opportunities to reach out, connect, and explore, Puget Sound is the result of a unique confluence of the elements. University of Puget Sound is an independent predominantly residential undergraduate liberal arts college with selected graduate programs building effectively on a liberal arts foundation. The university, as a community of learning, maintains a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and fruitful student-faculty interaction.

  • Brad Richards

University of Redlands

The University of Redlands is a private, independent liberal arts university committed to providing a personalized education that frees students to make enlightened choices.

Redlands emphasizes academic rigor, curricular diversity and innovative teaching. Redlands fosters a community of scholars and encourages a pluralistic notion of values by challenging assumptions and stereotypes in both classes and activities. A Redlands education goes beyond training to embrace a reflective understanding of our world; it proceeds from information to insight, from knowledge to meaning.

  • Trish Cornez

University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. They are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university. Their undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together. Embracing Rhode Island ’s heritage of independent thought, they value:

  • Creativity and Scholarship
  • Diversity, Fairness, and Respect
  • Engaged Learning and Civic Involvement
  • Intellectual and Ethical Leadership
  • Suzanne Mello-Stark,
  • Joan Peckham

University of Richmond

The mission of the University of Richmond is to sustain a collaborative learning and research community that supports the personal development of its members and the creation of new knowledge. A Richmond education prepares students to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.

The University of Richmond is committed to preparing students to work successfully in technology- and information-centered environments. The Information Services division supports a teaching and learning environment that provides rich technology and information resources for students, faculty, and staff. Computer labs and classrooms with a total of more than 900 computers are spread across the campus and contain a wide variety of equipment and software. These systems can be accessed in Boatwright Memorial Library and in general purpose and discipline-specific computing spaces. Most residence halls are equipped with public computers in academic study lounges.

  • Kelly Shaw

University of South Alabama

The world economy is increasingly driven by computing. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2018 computing occupations in the United States will grow by 21 percent or about 800,000 new jobs – more than double the growth rate of all other occupations in the United States. As a DoD/DHS designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and with an advisory board comprised of Mobile’s largest technology companies, our graduates not only get jobs, they have a variety of employment options.

We offer cutting edge academic programs in mainstream Computing, Cybersecurity, and Healthcare Information Systems. Courses include data mining, digital forensics, risk assessment, game development, network security and more.

  • Debra Chapman

University of South Carolina - Columbia

The Computer Science and Engineering department currently serves around 450 undergraduate students and around 120 graduate students, with 24 faculty members. The department offers degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Computer Information Systems, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

At the University of South Carolina, an undergraduate degree in computing provides an excellent starting place for a career field in which substantial growth is predicted. Computing professions draw on a wide variety of talents and interests. For example, scientific computing professionals need a strong background in mathematics, while those working in areas such as user interfaces need a strong background in social sciences and communication.

  • Duncan Buell
University of South Carolina - Upstate

University of South Carolina - Upstate

The University aims to be recognized nationally among its peer metropolitan institutions for its excellence in education and commitment to its students, for its involvement in the Upstate, for its operational and managerial effectiveness, for its civility and common purpose, and for the clarity and integrity of its mission. As a senior comprehensive public institution of the University of South Carolina, the University's primary responsibilities are to offer baccalaureate education to the citizens of the Upstate of South Carolina and to offer selected master's degrees in response to regional demand. In the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science, students may pursue majors in computer science, computer information systems, computational mathematics, and mathematics. A rigorous curriculum and dedicated faculty prepare students to excel in careers and graduate study in their major fields of study.

  • Sebastian van Delden
University of South Florida

University of South Florida

Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida is a young and vibrant university located in Tampa Bay. USF opened its doors in 1960 to 2,000 students. Today, the USF System welcomes more than 47,000 students from across the country and around the globe and is recognized as one of the nation's top 63 public research universities. At USF, students are encouraged to participate in meaningful research that seeks to change lives for the better, to collaborate across fields of study, and to connect to local and global communities through service learning, activism and volunteerism. USF offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including 89 bachelor, 97 master, two ed specialist, 36 research doctoral, and four professional doctoral programs.

  • Jing Wang
University of Tampa

University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a comprehensive, independent university that delivers challenging and high quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. Four colleges offer more than 120 areas of study through a core curriculum rooted in a liberal arts tradition. Beginning with an innovative first-year student experience, University of Tampa students explore global issues, examine career possibilities, and refine communication and critical thinking skills. Professional master's programs in business, nursing, and education and a continuing studies program for adult learners exemplify the University's commitment to the professions and to the community. The rooms that once hosted Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, Sarah Bernhart, Babe Ruth , Clara Barton, Stephen Crane, Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, the Prince of Wales, the Queen of England and many other celebrities of their day, are today's classrooms, laboratories, public rooms, academic and administrative offices.

  • Natasha Veltri,
  • Harold Webb

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